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Song Parodies -> "Computer Illiteracy"

Original Song Title:

"How Much Is That Doggie in the Window?"

 (MP3)
Original Performer:

Patti Page

Parody Song Title:

"Computer Illiteracy"

Parody Written by:

Adagio

The Lyrics

I went to the store to do some shopping
A 'puter is what I went for.
All looked so interesting in a row
'Til I stepped up to one in the store.

There on their spec sheets there were some numbers
Confusing to me, yes they were.
I really didn't know all that I needed
So I did the worst thing, ask for help.

He asked me how fast I want it to go
(Isn't faster the best? So I thought.)
And how much memory that it should stow.
(Don't want the poor 'puter senile.)

Then we got into confusing numbers.
GHz, MB, GB, all
It burns CD's too, the little poor things
It must hurt so much, they're so small.

I could read some numbers on my spec sheet,
But really don't know which ones count.
The main thing for me is buy a 'puter
Get it home, put it up, get online.

Get it home, put it up. get on line.

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Guy DiRito - June 21, 2003 - Report this comment
Nice one Pat. You've seen these bumper stickers that say, If you can read this, thank your teacher. Maybe we should have one that says, If you can read these computer specs thank your IM provider. This parody is so true of so many. I give you 5's for pace, originality and reminding some of us computer professionals just who our customers are and what they are about.
Pat - June 21, 2003 - Report this comment
? IM provider? :D
Guy DiRito - June 21, 2003 - Report this comment
Sorry - IM means Information Management. It's just a fancy name for computer geeks.
Pat - June 21, 2003 - Report this comment
thankyouthankyouverymuch
Ol' John Brown - June 22, 2003 - Report this comment
I love it; and it's so very true too! --Ol' JB
Pat - June 22, 2003 - Report this comment
Thanks, John :D I could actually write 3 songs about what I DON'T know..hehe
Ol' John Brown - June 22, 2003 - Report this comment
These new fangle computers are somethin' aren't they? I learned something from your song . . . I thought that little drawer was a fancy cup holder; I stopped using mine though, my coffee kept foggin' up the screen -- for burnin' CD's huh? Still, why would anyone want to burn cake doughnuts?? Oh well, now if I can just get the hang of this dern little foot-petal . . . ;-)
Pat - June 22, 2003 - Report this comment
:D ....John...hehe cake doughnuts...I get it!! lol
Meriadoc - June 25, 2003 - Report this comment
I loved the line about burning the CDs....
Phil Alexander - September 02, 2003 - Report this comment
Me too... good parody all round :-)
Adagio - September 02, 2003 - Report this comment
Thanks, Phil. :D
Agrimorfee - May 03, 2004 - Report this comment
ABC Comp.--344. Very hard to sing.
Johnny D - May 03, 2004 - Report this comment
(ABC) I found it easy to sing so long as I played around a bit with the syllabic emphasis. Good job, Pat!
Adagio - May 03, 2004 - Report this comment
Yes, Johnny...that's what I had to do too, and thanks! :)
Spaff.com - May 05, 2004 - Report this comment
Fave line: "So I did the worst thing - ask for help." Ain't that the truth.
Adagio - May 06, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, Spaff!
Peregrin - May 07, 2004 - Report this comment
I really enjoyed this Adagio!
Adagio - May 08, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks Peregrin!
Claude Prez - May 13, 2004 - Report this comment
Yeah, I think mine is senile. If I'm not mistaken, this was a pretty early effort. Not bad, but you've really gotten better (no offense).
neminem - May 13, 2004 - Report this comment
IM? I've never heard them called that - they're always called ISPs (internet service providers) around here. IM, on the other hand, is common shorthand for instant message (usually used as a verb, as in "IM me the data"). Anyway, not bad, but not all that funny either. 5/4/4
Adagio - May 13, 2004 - Report this comment
No offense taken, Claude...I certainly HOPE that I am better...:)

.....and funnier, neminem. IM was not in my parody. (?)
Adagio - May 13, 2004 - Report this comment
Oh, thanks you two!!
neminem - May 15, 2004 - Report this comment
No, it wasn't - the acronym was being used by Guy DiRito in his comment.
Paul Robinson - May 16, 2004 - Report this comment
Adagio - Cute job, I hadn't seen this one before.
Adagio - May 16, 2004 - Report this comment
Thanks, Paul. Hope you're feeling better.

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